the broken spears

The Broken Spears
Author: Miguel León Portilla
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release Date: 1992
Pages: 196
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Translated by Lysander Kemp. Illustrations adapted from original codices painting.

The Broken Spears
Author: Miguel León Portilla
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 204
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Describes ancient Aztec civilization and presents Native American accounts of the persecution and slaughter that accompanied Cortes' conquest of Mexico.

The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition
Author: Miguel Leon-Portilla
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release Date: 2011-02-07
Pages: 264
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. In this new and updated edition of his classic The Broken Spears, León-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries. These texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition that preserves the viewpoints of the vanquished instead of the victors. León-Portilla's new Postscript reflects upon the critical importance of these unexpected historical accounts.

The Broken Spears
Author: Miguel León Portilla
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Release Date: 1966
Pages: 168
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The conquest of Mexico told by the Aztecs and their descendants.

Broken Spears
Author: Neville Green
Publisher: Perth : Focus Education Services ; [Cottesloe, WA : Distributors, Focus Education Services]
Release Date: 1984
Pages: 238
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Nyungar lifestyle; impact of exploration and settlement on Aborigines 1616-1852; violent conflict, especially the Battle of Pinjarra; treatment by courts and Rottnest Island Aboriginal Prison; use of Aboriginal labour; major epidemics and illnesses; missions; seizure of land.

The Broken Spear
Author: Jenny Seed
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Release Date: 1972
Pages: 175
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"The story of the great Boer trek to seek new lands and freedoms is seen through the eyes of a young boy, Dirk, who experiences at first hand the treachery of Dingane, successor to the mighty Zulu chief, Shaka, and yet learns that there is humanity as well as cruelty in the Zulu way of life.

Aztec Thought And Culture
Author: Miguel León Portilla
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 1963
Pages: 237
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Translations of ancient Aztec documents reveal their thoughts on the origin of the universe, the nature of God, and the significance of art.

La Malinche In Mexican Literature
Author: Sandra Messinger Cypess
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2010-07-05
Pages: 256
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Of all the historical characters known from the time of the Spanish conquest of the New World, none has proved more pervasive or controversial than that of the Indian interpreter, guide, mistress, and confidante of Hernán Cortés, Doña Marina—La Malinche—Malintzin. The mother of Cortés's son, she becomes not only the mother of the mestizo but also the Mexican Eve, the symbol of national betrayal. Very little documented evidence is available about Doña Marina. This is the first serious study tracing La Malinche in texts from the conquest period to the present day. It is also the first study to delineate the transformation of this historical figure into a literary sign with multiple manifestations. Cypess includes such seldom analyzed texts as Ireneo Paz's Amor y suplicio and Doña Marina, as well as new readings of well-known texts like Octavio Paz's El laberinto de la soledad. Using a feminist perspective, she convincingly demonstrates how the literary depiction and presentation of La Malinche is tied to the political agenda of the moment. She also shows how the symbol of La Malinche has changed over time through the impact of sociopolitical events on the literary expression.

Encyclopaedia Of Heraldry
Author: John Burke
Publisher:
Release Date: 1851
Pages: 1109
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Plains Of Passage  With Bonus Content
Author: Jean M. Auel
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: 2010-10-06
Pages: 768
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content: • An exclusive preview chapter from Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29, 2011 • An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series • A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series Ayla, the heroine first introduced in The Clan of the Cave Bear, is known and loved by millions of readers. Now, in The Plains of Passage, Ayla’s story continues. Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback across the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe. To the hunter-gatherers of their world--who have never seen tame animals--Ayla and Jondalar appear enigmatic and frightening. The mystery surrounding the woman, who speaks with a strange accent and talks to animals with their own sounds, is heightened by her uncanny control of a large, powerful wolf. The tall, yellow-haired man who rides by her side is also held in awe, not only for the magnificent stallion he commands, but also for his skill as a crafter of stone tools, and for the new weapon he devises, the spear-thrower. In the course of their cross-continental odyssey, Ayla and Jondalar encounter both savage enemies and brave friends. Together they learn that the vast and unknown world can be difficult and treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful and enlightening as well. All the pain and pleasure bring them closer to their ultimate destination, for the orphaned Ayla and the wandering Jondalar must reach that place on earth they can call home. As sweeping and spectacular as the land she creates, Jean M. Auel’s The Plains of Passage is an astonishing novel of discovery, danger, and love, a triumph for one of the world’s most original and popular authors.